Intel (INTC) has bought Israeli gesture recognition tech developer Omek Interactive. Geektime...

Intel (INTC) has bought Israeli gesture recognition tech developer Omek Interactive. Geektime reports the price is $40M. Omek has developed Grasp, a short-range hand/finger-tracking solution (PC/mobile applications), and Beckon, a 1.5-3.5-meter body/gesture-tracking solution (living room applications). As far as commercialization goes, Omek is arguably playing catch-up to Leap Motion. Intel has a long track record of investing in, and sometimes buying, developers of technologies it thinks can drive demand for more powerful CPUs, and perhaps help build an ecosystem around them. (Apple/PrimeSense)

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  • Qniform
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    Hey Justin, nice link. I think that is the tip of the iceberg. I don't know where I saw it, but I seem to remember the gesture recognition tech becoming so robust as to, for instance, eliminate passwords. The movements and touch at a keyboard would be sufficient identifiers. Combinations with voice commands may lead to entirely new interfaces.
    16 Jul 2013, 08:12 PM Reply Like
  • Justin Jaynes
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    oops - accidentally deleted it. and you're welcome btw =]


    And the quote I had up as to the significance of gesture control - No more dirty screens!
    long AMD
    16 Jul 2013, 08:31 PM Reply Like
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